- Going on; under way:
a work in progress.
- going on; taking place; happening
Origin of Progress
From Old French progres (“a going forward"), from Latin prōgressus (“an advance"), from the participle stem of prōgredÄ« (“to go forward, advance, develop"), from pro- (“forth, before") + gradi (“to walk, go").
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the noun. Lapsed into disuse in the 17th century, except in the US. Considered an Americanism on reintroduction to use in the UK.
Find Similar Words
Find similar words to progress using the buttons below.